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Hiking In The Pirin: One Fine Weekend

Sep 03, 2009 2 Comments by

Pirin is not only known for hosting Bulgaria’a most modern ski resort in Bulgaria, but also for being the steepest mountain of all, with sharp peaks and difficult tracks. Milena Tosheva and her friends and work colleagues, at myhome.bg in Sofia are a bunch of keen mountain and outdoors folks. They kindly sent sent in this account of their recent trip to Bansko. They [...]

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Pirin Golf Monthly Series: The Winners

Aug 05, 2009 No Comments by

The Third round of the monthly Pirin Golf Series took place on Sunday July 26th. Here’s the winning Ana Maria Vulkanova receiving her prize. She had 24 stableford points. Winning male in division A (less than 12 handicap) was Rouman Anastov with 31 stableford points. He has a 6 handicap. In division B (over 12 [...]

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Christian Maurer Wins Red Bull XAlps

Jul 29, 2009 No Comments by

Christian Maurer pulls off the most unbelievable finish in the Red Bull XAlps. Yesterday he covered 193km paragliding and hiking and landed on the beach in Monaco. Last night he walked up Mont Gros above Monte Carlo – and slept at the top. He even beat his support and the media to the summit! Maurer [...]

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How To Enjoy The Seven Rila Lakes

Jul 25, 2009 8 Comments by

Waking up in Sapareva Banya on Saturday, the forecast was 36 degrees and looking up at the clear blue sunny skies and smelling the clear air and slight mist clinging to the mountain slope.  This sensation confirmed my view from a visit last year, that this is a very special area and required an assault [...]

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Mountain Bike Event – The Road To Nowhere: Audio Interview

Jun 15, 2009 8 Comments by

In future years  MTB (Mountain Bike) enthusiasts will look back to 2009 as the year it all started for Bansko’s mountain biking. The region, and Bulgaria, are now set to be placed on the MTB world map of destinations… I recently caught up with mountain bike enthusiast, James Hughes. James is the mastermind behind the [...]

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How To Play Pirin Golf And Country Club?

Jun 07, 2009 8 Comments by

Before packing your clubs, and heading off to Pirin Golf And Country Club, you’ll either need to be a member (€3,000 per annum) OR enter a tournament BEFORE turning up. You can see an article and club house review here: http://banskoblog.com/pirin-golf-and-country-club/. Today I take a look at, how to  play golf here. When you require [...]

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Golf At Pirin Golf And Country Club: Tournament Details

May 28, 2009 4 Comments

Fancy a round of golf at the the fabulous new Pirin Golf And Country Club ? But before I go on to a neat way of getting a round in at this members only club, take a look at the incredible new club house. I took a look in early April — with snow on [...]

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